How to Create a Popcorn Bar

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This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn A fun and affordable family night out at the movies is no farther away than your own backyard. With a sheet, projector, your favorite DVD, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn and a few toppings, you can transform even your driveway into a theater that the whole family will love [...]

Oreo Cookie Butter

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Do you know what I love?  Chocolate.  I do.  Oreos? Yes, please. But I also love to SHARE the chocolate and (usually) the Oreos. We've already expressed our love for homemade cookie butter, but now we've taken that and kicked things up a notch, adding in some oreo fun.  The only problem is deciding what [...]

Shine it Forward with Mondays for Good

Shine it Forward

Sometimes it's really hard to watch the news or read the paper and see so much negativity.  I know that reports of the bad things in the world tend to make better stories than the good and I realize we need to hear about some of the bad in the news.  Have you ever wondered though [...]

Printing Social Media Photos at Home


Almost everyone has social media accounts by now, aside from my husband and a handful of others I know.  For most of us, we share a lot of our moments and memories on social media- which is fun, and wonderful, but if you are like me, taking them the next step and printing them just [...]

Pan Seared Brussels Sprout Salad

Pan Seared Brussels Sprout Salad

I know a lot of people aren't fans of Brussels Sprouts but my family loves them.  We like them roasted and baked but we also like them pan seared.  One of my favorite recipes is this Pan Seared Brussels Sprout Salad.  It's not a traditional combination but the flavors are delicious together.  I recently received [...]

Halloween Cocktail: Blood & Brains Cranberry Martini

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Who doesn't like a little blood and brains in their cranberry martini?  Below, you will find our recipe for Blood & Brains Cranberry Martini. True it looks gross, but it tastes pretty darn good. Here's what you'll need to put it all together... 2.5 ounces Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka 2 ounces Cranberry Juice 2 ounces [...]

Breast Cancer Does Not Discriminate

Breast Cancer Does Not Discriminate

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bring Your Brave campaign for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I remember the phone call like it was last night.  I was pregnant with my first child, only a few months away from her birth when one [...]

Natural Cold Remedies that Work


My little guy is home sick with me today, and he's feeling miserable. I hate it. He's got flushed cheeks, feels awful, and we've been cuddled up on the couch watching Harry Potter most of the morning.  As moms I think we feel worse than our sick little ones because it seems like there is [...]

Pass the Bag to Donate Your Preloved Clothing

Pass the Bag to Donate Your Preloved Clothing

With a big family, and lots of children, someone is ALWAYS outgrowing clothing.  Sometimes by the time it's been passed through brothers the items are pretty worn out and not in good shape, other times it seems they grow into and out of things so fast that the items look new still.  We've sold clothes [...]

Orange Creamsicle Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

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I love a good dessert with a hot cup of coffee but the kids want theirs with a big glass of milk. Lucky for us this bundt cake recipe is loved by kids and the kid in you.  This Orange Creamsicle Bundt cake is moist, full of delicious orange flavor, and loved and is pretty enough for [...]